“This year, I would like to devote this Message to the invitation to “come and see”, which can serve as an inspiration for all communication that strives to be clear and honest, in the press, on the internet, in the Church’s daily preaching and in political or social communication. ‘Come and see!’…”
– from Pope Francis’ 2021 World Communications Day Message
The Catholic Communication Campaign helps us to grow in faith, worship, and witness – –
spreading the Gospel message at home and around the world
The Catholic Communication Campaign is an annual national collection to support the work of global and local communications efforts. In short, your contribution is directly responsible for bringing the Gospel to a world that is hungry for good news and the Good News.
On a daily basis, the Diocese’s Office of Communications offers a wide array of services and resources to the various offices, ministries, parishes and schools of the diocese, helping to tell the stories of our vibrant faith communities–and helping bring people to Christ. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this office worked to ensure that all parishes and schools receive the updates and materials they need in a timely manner.
What your donation supports locally in the Diocese of San José
Fifty percent of funds collected for the annual Catholic Communication Campaign remain in our diocese to support local communications projects – including:
- Nearly a thousand people visit the diocese website each month
- 2,500 employees receive the weekly Chancery eBulletin
- More than 12,000 Catholics have been engaged throughout the year through our social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
- Thousands have watched our livestreamed Masses on Facebook and YouTube
- Nearly 70,000 households received The Valley Catholic magazine quarterly print edition, monthly eNews, and website with the faith stories of your friends and neighbors.
- Communications support for parishes and schools
What your donation supports nationally
The Catholic Communication Campaign collection provides ongoing support for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website and Catholic News Service. Funds from this collection have also been used to highlight people whose ministry placed them on the path to sainthood. The forthcoming documentary “Mother Saints” will examine the lives of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) and Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), whose service to and advocacy for people on the peripheries still inspires the Church’s social ministry. Another documentary will tell the story of Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman (1937-1990), the granddaughter of a slave who became a joyous advocate for Jesus and for racial justice.
What your donation supports internationally
The Catholic Communication Campaign also funds projects in developing nations in Africa, Latin America and other areas of the world where the local Church lacks resources to spread the Gospel message.
How to support the Catholic Communication Campaign
- Give to the annual Catholic Communication Campaign Collection at your parish the first weekend in June
- Social Media Tool Kit (images below)
- Talking Points
- Bulletin Announcements (English and Spanish)
- Parish Resource Guide (English and Spanish)